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Create your own manifesto

About the Book

Agile got a big boost when the agile manifesto was created. 

Many people coming to xpdays have read the first page, some even both pages. Other have helped translating it. 

Yves is studying it at regular intervals to look for inspiration.

Yet it's a historical document. Created in 2002 by 17 white males.

These days when Yves start with a new team, he like to give them 40 or more statements, (and a few empty cards) and let's them create their own list of:

That is, while there is value in the items on 

the right, we value the items on the left more.

In this workshop, we let multiple groups create their own team manifesto and explain it to each other. 

Not as general one, yet one that they as a team think would help them.

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The Agile community knows Yves Hanoulle from his many contributions, such as the public Agile conferences Google calendar, his Agile Thursday Quiz, the coach retreats and conferences he’s paired to organize, daily coaching questions via @Retroflections, and the Agile Games Google group, just to name a few. He promoted PairCoaching, an idea which has been adopted by many agile trainers and coaches. He’s constantly learning, and passing on what he learns as a coach and trainer to organizations large and small.

A self-identified change artist and first follower, one of Yves’ unique qualities is that he gives free lifetime support on anything he does: every client, everything he writes and presents, every workshop he leads.

Yves believes in maintaining a sustainable pace both professionally and personally. Yves has parentpair programmed an android game with his 13 year old son You can learn more about Yves at, and find him on social media as YvesHanoulle.

Reader Testimonials

Bruno Dauwe
Bruno Dauwe

Manager agile in the core

Undoubtedly a valuable workshop for software development teams, it requires serious reflection on the Agile manifesto (F ex the OVER part). It can be a powerful tool to expose the tensions between the team and the larger context of that team . Remarkable how the workshop isn't restricted to IT teams. An eye-opener to determine that the importance of certain values is heavily influenced by the specific objective / purpose of a team. All in all a nice perspective tool.

Jeroen Tiebout
Jeroen Tiebout

amateur generalist, devops instigator, intrapreneur

Creating our team's manifesto was a great way to get our hearts and heads in the same direction. It also provided us with a deeper understanding of the Agile manifesto.

Table of Contents

  • Recommendations
  • Foreword
  • Abstract
    • Description
    • Goal of the session:
    • Intended audience
    • Expected experience:
    • Session Type:
    • Expected benefits of participating
    • What did the session creators hope to learn?
    • Process and timetable:
  • Manifesto Options
  • Facilitator tips
    • Preparation
    • Material
    • Event
  • Surprises
  • Learnings
  • One Minute Presentation
  • Library
    • Less serious
  • About the authors
  • Helpers
  • History

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